DAD WANTS TO WORK WITH RA­JKUM­MAR RAO: VARUN

Ac­tor Varun Dhawan says that his fa­ther, David Dhawan, wants to make a se­ri­ous film with Rao

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Ac­tor Varun Dhawan has re­vealed that his fa­ther, film­maker David Dhawan is keen to shift gears and make a se­ri­ous film, not with him, but with Ra­jkum­mar Rao. Varun says his fa­ther has been plan­ning to make the film for a long time with the New­ton star as he is “one of his favourite ac­tors” from the cur­rent crop.

“Dad has been talk­ing about a se­ri­ous film from a very long time, (but) not with me. He wants to make a film with Ra­jkum­mar Rao be­cause he is one of his favourite ac­tors right now. Raj and he have spo­ken (about it) many times. He has been talk­ing about it a lot and I tell him ‘Do it now!’” Varun says.

When it comes to his fa­ther’s opin­ion of him, the 30year-old shares that he does not com­pare his work with his peers, but with se­nior ac­tors the di­rec­tor worked with in the 1990s, such as Govinda, Sal­man Khan and San­jay Dutt.

“With me un­for­tu­nately, it’s not about my peers, he (David) talks about the peo­ple he has worked with. He would say, ‘Govinda would have done this scene like that. Sal­man used to do it this way. Sanju could do so many things!’ And I would say, ‘But look at the num­ber of films they have done!’ My par­ents do this (com­par­i­son),” he says.

“When I won’t eat, they would get af­ter me, say­ing, ‘Sal­man eats this much rice!’ And I would re­ply, ‘What should I do if he eats so much?’” says Varun, whose lat­est film Oc­to­ber”, di­rected by Shoo­jit Sir­car, hit the screens on Fri­day, and has gath­ered good re­views from crit­ics.

He (David Dhawan) wants to make a film with Ra­jkum­mar Rao be­cause he is one of his favourite ac­tors right now. VARUN DHAWAN AC­TOR

Ra­jkum­mar Rao is one of David Dhawan’s favourite ac­tors

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